Mobile Home Deductions

March 31, 2016 Deadline

Thursday , March 31, 2016 is the deadline to file your property tax deductions for mobile or manufactured homes (not assessed as real property) taxes payable in 2016. If you have previously filed a deduction on your mobile or manufactured home, you would only need to re-file if you have moved or refinanced.

Mobile or manufactured home deductions need to be filed in the Auditor's Office, Room 208 of the Civic Center Complex (on the second floor.) Our office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. To contact the Auditor's Office, please call 812-435-5293 or 812-435-5302.

To qualify for a deduction, you must own (your name must be listed on the title- please bring in this title to file) and live in the mobile or manufactured home on or before January 15, 2016 and must file on or before March 31, 2016, for taxes payable in 2016. If you are purchasing the mobile home on contract, you must bring a copy of the recorded contract to file for an exemption. The contract must be signed and recorded on or before January 15, 2016. The following exemptions are available to those who qualify:

  • Homestead Deduction- Once filed on your residence, only needs to be re-filed if you move.
    • One application can be filed for both the Standard and Supplemental Homestead Deductions.
    • If you are entitled to a Standard Homestead Deduction, you will receive a Supplemental Homestead Deduction.
    • Must bring in title with your name listed on the title or a contract that has been signed and recorded on or before January 15, 2016.
  • Mortgage Deduction- Once filed, only needs to be re-filed if you have refinanced. Must bring:
    • Mortgage statement from Finance Company/ Institution or payment book.
  • Over 65 Deduction
    • Must turn 65 by 12/31/15
    • Combined adjusted gross income limit is $25,000
    • Must bring copy or copies (one for all listed on property) of 1040 for 2015
  • Over 65 Circuit Breaker Credit
    • Must turn 65 by 12/31/15
    • Adjusted gross income not to exceed $30,000; combined adjusted gross income limit is $40,000
    • Assessed value not to exceed $160,000.
    • Must bring copy or copies (one for all listed on property) of 1040 for 2015
  • Blind / Disability Deduction - Must bring:
    • Doctor's statement for proof of blindness or
    • An Awards Letter from Social Security for proof of disability.
  • Veterans Deduction- with total or partial disability. Must bring:
    • VA Statement of Benefit Record (Form 20-5455) with a code listed in Item # 15 or
    • Pension Certificate or
    • Award of Compensation or
    • Letter of Disability from the Veterans Administration.